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George J. Pepper, D. D. S., age 90, of 1161 Lightstreet Road, Bloomsburg died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at 8:25 a. m.
Born in Allentown on Oct. 28, 1929, he was the son of the late George V. and Anna C. (Hayle) Pepper. He grew up in Ashland and resided in Bloomsburg since 1957.
Dr. Pepper was a graduate of the Catholic high school in Ashland; Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmittsburg, Maryland and the University of Maryland where he earned his dental degree.
He practiced dentistry in Bloomsburg from 1957 until retiring in 2007.
Dr. Pepper enjoyed hunting, traveling and golfing as a member of the Mill Race Golf Club in Benton.
He served with the U. S. Navy during the Korean War period and attained the rank of Lieutenant.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa E. Williams on March 10, 2008; a sister, Regina Reilly and a brother John Pepper.
Surviving are his wife, the former Joanne M. Meyer, with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage on January 5, 2019; three daughters: Anne M., wife of Charles Baer, Lakeville, Minn.; Catherine A. Flick, Bloomsburg; Mary E., wife of William Harrington, Hayesville, N.C.; two sons: George J. Pepper, Orrtanna and James M. and Anne (Picheta) Pepper, Atlanta, Ga.; a son-in-law, Douglas Williams, Atlanta, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: James Pepper, and his wife Jeanne, Bedford, New Hampshire and Edward Pepper, and his wife Lana, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Catherine Pepper, and her companion James Williams, Chalfont; and several nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends may remember Dr. Pepper with a contribution to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.
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